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Tivaevae cover.

by Teremoana Hodges

In this well-illustrated article, we learn about the origins, meanings, and construction of tīvaevae, the beautiful hand-sewn Cook Islands Māori bedspreads. The text provides opportunities for students to be exposed to and engage with the positive values that are associated with the concept of akano‘anga Kūki‘Āirani (Cook Islands culture). These are highlighted through the description of the time, hard work, and skill involved in making tīvaevae and the beauty of the finished product.

Series: School Journal Level 3, April 2013

Learning area: Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Cook Islands Māori, tīvaevae

In: School Journal Level 3, April 2013

Publication date: April 2013

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